Top 8 Automotive Lighting Manufacturers

Top 8 Automotive Lighting Manufacturers

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As we all know, automotive lights are very important for car driving. Professional lighting design can provide great visibility to drivers on night days and rainy days.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report, approximately 1.25 million road fatalities are recorded annually because of accidents.

All automotive lighting companies made some major advancements in technology to improve the quality of the lights. Well, it is also the vision of my company to design better lighting projector lenses to make you driving safer.

Here is the list of the top 8 automotive lighting manufacturers.

1. Denso Corporation. (Japan)

DENSO Co., Ltd has 179 affiliated companies in more than 30 countries and regions around the world with a total of 105,723 employees. And the global combined sales amounted to 27.3 billion US dollars.

DENSO corporation Co., Ltd independent from Toyota and now it is the world’s top supplier of auto parts and systems. As a global supplier of the world’s top automotive technologies, systems, and components, DENSO has become a trusted source for major global vehicle manufacturers in the fields of environmental protection, engine management, body electronics, driving control and safety, information and communications.

2. Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. (Germany)

hella is a global, family-owned company, listed on the stock exchange, with more than 30,000 employees at 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The hella group develops and manufactures light technology and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry and manages one of Europe’s largest dealer organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics, and services. entire vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems, and onboard electrical systems are also realized in joint venture companies. with over 5,800 employees working in research and development, hella is a key innovation driver in the market. in addition, with sales of approximately 5.3 billion euros in the fiscal year of 2013/2014, the hella group is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.

3. Hyundai Mobis. (South Korean)

As one of the three main companies of the Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Mobis is the seventh-largest auto parts supplier in the world and a Fortune Global 500 company in 2018. On August 10, 2020, HYUNDAIMOBIS ranked 385th in the 2020 Fortune Global 500 list. The development of the new coronavirus pneumonia is severe, affecting the hearts of thousands of people. To help this fight against the epidemic without gunpowder smoke and win an early victory, Mobis and Hyundai Motor Group’s subsidiaries in China decided to donate medical supplies worth RMB 5 million and RMB 10 million in cash.

At the Consumer Electronics Show at CES 2020, South Korean auto parts giant Hyundai Mobis showcased leading technologies including autonomous driving, Internet of Vehicles, electrification, etc., of which the most eye-catching is undoubtedly the city-sharing unmanned driving Concept car M.Vision S.

4. Koito Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Japan)

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. is another major manufacturer in the market. It was established in April 1915 and headquartered in Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The company is a leading manufacturer of lighting equipment, aircraft components, electrical devices, and other products. The company has announced lighting equipment to satisfy the requirement of the users. KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. completed the acquisition of India Japan Pvt Ltd (IJLPL) in December 2019. The acquisition provided substantial profits to the company and enhanced its market position.

5. Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherland)

Royal Philips, the full name of Royal Philips, is a Dutch multinational electronics company headquartered in Amsterdam. It was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik Philips in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Philips has three main divisions: Philips Consumer Electronics, Philips Healthcare, and Philips Lighting

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6. Osram Licht AG. (Germany)

OSRAM GmbH was established in Berlin in 1919 and headquartered in Munich. It is a world-renowned high-tech photonics company. It is a dominant manufacturer of automotive lighting equipment. The company undertook the acquisition of Ring Automotive in February 2019. This acquisition enabled the company to provide a novel range of products and enhance its post-sales services.

7. ROBERT BOSCH GmbH.(Germany)

The Bosch Group encompasses several different brands which are tailored to individual market requirements, and whose products and services are also designed to improve quality of life.

8. Stanley Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan)

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. manufactures lighting equipment including headlights, HID (High-Intensity Discharge) assist lamps, and rear combination lamps for automobiles. The Company also produces LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and LED (Light Emitted Diode) lamps for communication equipment, office automation equipment, and information displays.

9. Valeo.(France)

Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to automakers that designs solutions for smart mobility, focusing on intuitive driving and reducing CO2 emissions. It operates through four business groups: Driving Assistance Systems, Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, and Visibility Systems. The company designs and manufactures mobility solutions and human-machine interfaces, integrated electric powertrain solutions, lighting and washing systems, thermal management, systems, modules, and components, as well as supplies original equipment spares to dealer networks and replacement parts to the independent aftermarket.

10. ZKW. (Austria)

ZKW Group is a specialist in innovative premium lighting systems and electronics. As a system supplier, ZKW is a global partner to the automotive industry. The group develops and produces products based on our motto of “Bright Minds. Bright Lights.” combining bright minds with modern production technologies to produce complex premium lighting and electronic modules for international automotive manufacturers.

Well, there are many other companies in the automotive lighting business. They are all on a mission for safer travel for human beings, and they are constantly researching and upgrading their products and services. Especially in China, technological progress and a safe social environment allow more and more Chinese companies to provide high-quality automotive lighting products to customers around the world. We will also continue to work hard to do our part for your safe travel.

Levi Chou

Levi Chou

Hi, I’m Levi Zhou, the founder of, I’ve been engaged in auto parts aftermarket for decades, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge relating to car lighting retrofit from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.